One of the best ways to study for free as a foreign student in another country is to apply for international scholarships offered by the government of that country. It will interest you to know that every year, the Government of several countries around the world welcome foreign African and international students to study in their country on full scholarships.
Updated: Looking for scholarships for African students and developing countries, offered annually by universities, organization and foundations around the world?
Below is a comprehensive list of Scholarships for African students to study abroad offered yearly. These scholarships were offered last and previous years at the time of publishing this list. If the deadline has passed,
Nottingham Trent University, UK offers Postgraduate Scholarships to Students from Egypt. Scholarships are available for students who have received an offer to study on an eligible course starting in September 2017 or January 2018
Courses starting in September 2017:
- Monday 20th February 2017 16:00 GMT (4 pm)
- Monday 24th April 2017 16:00 GMT (4 pm)
- Final deadline: Monday 19th June 2017 16:00 GMT (4 pm)
Courses starting in January 2018:
- Monday 16th October 2017 16:00 GMT (4 pm)
- Final deadline: Monday 13th November 2017 16:00 GMT (4 pm)
Eligible Countries: Egypt
To be taken at (country): UK
Eligibility: All postgraduate taught course offer holders from Egypt for courses starting in September 2017 and January 2018.
The University of Westminster is offering the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the University’s most prestigious award, aimed at fully funding a student from a developing country to study a full-time Masters degree.
Application Deadline: 3rd May 2017
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: International students from developing countries
To be taken at (country): University of Westminster UK
Eligible Field of Study: Any full-time Master’s Degree Programme offered at the University
About Scholarship: Our most prestigious scholarship is aimed at fully funding a student from a developing country to study a full-time Masters at the University.
The University of Edinburgh offers Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship for international students to study for PhD in 2017/2018 academic year. These awards are designed to attract high quality overseas research students to the University of Edinburgh.
Application Deadline: 1st February 2017 | Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: International students
To be taken at (country): University of Edinburgh UK
Subject Areas: All fields offered at the university
- Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and research potential.
The Swedish Higher Institutions has introduced application and tuition fees for international students who want to study in Universities and University Colleges in Sweden, from 2011 academic year (except Nationals of member states of the European Economic Area – EEA – i.e. the European Union countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and Switzerland).
Universities in Sweden used to be Tuition Free for both EU and Non-EU(international students),
In celebration of this year’s International Day of the Girl Child by the United Nations (11th October), AfterschoolAfrica hereby releases an updated and more comprehensive list of scholarships for females in Africa and Developing countries for the 2017/2018 academic year.
A number of organisations encourage women empowerment through education at different levels by offering specific scholarships for African women from Africa and developing countries
Although women looking for scholarships can as well apply for other scholarship programmes that are non-gender specific,
Application Deadline: To be considered for the award, completed* admissions applications MUST be received by the Admissions Office by:
- 31st July 2016 for Research Period 2 (March) commencement
- 15th December 2016 for Research Period 3 (July) commencement
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: International Students
To be taken at (country): University of Sydney Australia
Brief description: The University of Sydney invites candidates who are eligible to undertake a Postgraduate Research Degree or Master’s by Research program at this University to apply for the University of Sydney International Research Scholarship (USydIS).
Brief description: Gates Cambridge Trust offers full fee postgraduate (Masters and PhD) Scholarships for outstanding International students to study any course at the University of Cambridge, UK 2017
Applications Open : 5th September, 2016
Applications Close: 7th December, 2016
Accepted Subject Areas: Masters and PhD Courses offered by the university
About Scholarship: Gates Cambridge Scholarships are highly competitive full-cost scholarships.
Brief description: The Sydney Scholars Awards offers Year 12 (SS 3) students commencing their studies in 2017 the opportunity to apply for scholarships ranging from $6,000 to $10,000 in value and awarded in duration from one year, up to 5 years (combined degrees).
Application Deadline: 30th September 2016